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Old 04-12-2011, 05:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Best Motherboard for sli/crossfire for gaming rig

Looking for some help for a good motherboard for sli/ crossfire. I will be using one nividia 580 and upgrading to sli later in the year. The processor I will be using will be a intel 15 2500k (sandybridge) and its for a gaming rig with an over all cost of about 900 (1,462.61 USD) to 1300 pounds (2,112.41 USD) . Thanks. (open to opinion on suggestions if you think i should be using a better processor or gpu)
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 &#40;REV 3.0&#41; LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb&#47;s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard <-- Better overclocking, x8 speed
Newegg.com - ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME &#40;REV 3.0&#41; LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb&#47;s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard <-- better overclocking, 3-sli option, x8, x16, x16, out of stock, extended ATX

Games don't really use much cores, so an i7 won't be much of an improvement over the i5.
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I've got a p67a-gd65 and I can recommend it very highly. It's a solid board with good overclocking options, and a very nice layout. It also has some nice features like voltage monitoring ports, power/reset buttons on the board, and POST LED's to see if things are getting power and working right.
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false, P67/SB only has 16 lanes.
without the presence of a NF200 chip, it's either single 16x or dual 8x
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Try Google, here is answer #2 when searching for "i5 sandy bridge gaming rig": Maximum PC | Build It! A Sandy-Bridge Powered Gaming PC (for under a grand)
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false, P67/SB only has 16 lanes.
without the presence of a NF200 chip, it's either single 16x or dual 8x
Ah, sorry. I thought I read that on msi.com, but after revisiting the site, it seems I must have just mis-read or made it up...
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